Matt Kemp homers again in rehab start; due back Tuesday


Yeah, it kinda looks like Matt Kemp is ready to return from the disabled list.

Kemp hit his second home run in as many rehab starts Monday, and is now scheduled to rejoin the team in time to start against the Brewers on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium.

Of course, there is that legendary thin Albuquerque air, but Kemp went three for four Monday for the triple-A Isotopes with a homer, double and two RBIs.

In his two games for Albuquerque, he went five for seven with two homers and five RBIs.

Kemp has been on the disabled list for the last 15 days with a strained left hamstring.

Juan Rivera, also on the DL but rehabbing from a ruptured hamstring, joined Kemp for the last two games and went two for five with three RBIs and a homer.

Because Rivera has been out longer (May 9), the Dodgers want him to play a few more rehab games. Rivera, who was scheduled to return to Los Angeles with Kemp, likely will join Class-A Rancho Cucamonga for his next rehab games.


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